THE fastest selling used car in the first month following the autumn plate change was a 2010 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso diesel, selling in an average of 19 days across the UK.
Meanwhile, the 2014 Fiat 500 petrol was the fastest seller in the East Midlands and in Scotland. The 2013 Toyota Aygo petrol was the most popular in the South East and North West, whilst the 2012 Volkswagen Golf diesel was, interestingly, the fastest seller in London and in East England.
These results are according to the latest data collected by Auto Trader. Karolina Edwards-Smajda, Auto Trader’s director retailer & consumer products, said: ‘It is still very early days to assess what impact the VW Group emissions scandal may have had on the market.
‘Despite not featuring in this month’s Top 10, speed of sale and market prices of the majority of VW models has not been noticeably impacted throughout October, and we are yet to see any changes in consumer demand. It’s been exactly a month since the Volkswagen Sharan topped the national fastest sellers list in September, so we will continue to monitor developments and trends closely over the coming months.
‘What we can underline with our fastest selling results is the continuing importance of transparency in all areas of the new and used car markets. For example, our pricing tells us that none of the top ten fastest sellers nationally in October sold for more than their optimum price point, according to Auto Trader’s comprehensive data on valuations. That may be the early signs of a softening of the market as the festive season approaches but dealers in the South, the South East and the South West can be reassured as values remain robust.’
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